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dead end for the muslim brotherhood one egyptian court confirms almost two hundred members of the group will be executed their top leader among them. a russian border checkpoint comes under ukrainian army shelling even as a ceasefire is the clear but moscow's say is that peace plan looks more like an ultimatum. the price of the world's most expensive jet just went up years behind schedule and billions over budget the f. thirty five is thrashed by the designer of one of america's most iconic airplanes.
you're watching from in the world welcome to moscow and to our international i'm you know nail. our top story amid gyptian court is upheld death sentences for almost two hundred members of the muslim brotherhood including their top leader they will be executed for having attacked a police station and killed policemen during protests in support of mohamed morsi who as i said as president and sent to prison last july well trued reports from egypt. for possible for the violence of the very least mass street demonstrations by the families now this case has sparked a local and international uproar to john's reportedly only had one session before he sentenced dozens to dash refused to listen to eye witnesses. to any evidence so certainly there has been some questions raised about the legality of the trial and that's what the french know is that going forward they say they will appeal the verdict and hope that it will be overturned on the grounds that the judge really
covered this is coming the fight over right down against them is about to hit the state blames the group which they found for a lot of the violence across the country they say it's a terrorist organization the miss brotherhood for their part say they are remaining peaceful and will hold demonstrations against this verdict without any violence now egypt's new president i don't think that sisi has promised peace and unity in the country however is yet to be seen how that's going to happen when we have very controversial court cases and death sentences like this so you will have to see in the coming few weeks where the egypt will be able to get through this huge pressure was put on the muslim brotherhood after a military coup in twenty thirteen the new government resorted to death sentences for those accused of extremism as a method of intimidation human rights groups say almost twenty one thousand people have been imprisoned since july an april nearly seven hundred people were convicted to death in a preliminary hearing although less than a third of those sentences were upheld a month earlier a court ordered the execution of more than five hundred prisoners but the same
judge later confirmed only around forty of those death sentences hugh miles an award winning journalist and author thinks the latest ruling will provoke yet more violence. the protests continue. to be very tough environment here many people have been arrested but. they've been diminished but they can be in my very very good i think the real effect of this ruling is to push young people into the three degree. groups by the muslim brotherhood and it's going to. not given much political. scene well young people but one democratically but then the population away from. the people growing by. getting results if you like coming up we had to a rock or a million people have been displaced by an insurgency sweeping through the country
according to the u.n. and it's feared that number will continue to grow as is the most militants on iraqi security forces battle for control later in the program we'll bring you the latest developments. a russian soldier has been injured after a border checkpoint with ukraine was shelled the incident took place is up to government forces clash with ukrainian troops in the country's east it is reported that mortar fire came from the military as refugees crossed the border r.t. spoke to him with this you know i want to help people who are fleeing from ukraine so i went to the buddhist to offer my sister there were lots of children in the refugee camp and i brought him sweets to cheer them up i heard the gun far as i was coming up to the border people were screaming and running machine it was several gunshots it was very scary to see women and children growing up for some time and when i came back to the checkpoint was a file. a bus car ukrainian refugees most of them children also came under fire on
another crossing are. more on the growing tension along the russia ukraine border not. moscow has demanded an explanation and investigation from the authorities in kiev over the shelling of the russian border point overnight meanwhile the key of defense ministry denies any such thing has ever taken place but we have the russian border guard their representative who gave us this information because of the deal we were inside the building when this horrific shelling began we started moving everyone at the checkpoint to safety one of the officers suffered a head injury at the time of the incident around two hundred refugees were crossing the border also russian border control service says that a bus carrying thirty six ukrainian children was also shot at while it was crossing the russian border thankfully the kids are safe and sound there already in their
role stall for a region in one of their refugee camps also on friday night in a separate incident a ukrainian border control points was all sold. and aid to soldiers who were there they sought refuge and shelter on the russian territory where they crossed meanwhile moscow is now strengthening its borders along with ukraine. russian president vladimir putin has put troops stationed in central russia on alert with the aim of checking their readiness around sixty five thousand troops are taking part in the drills which will last a week. moscow says it's worried about the military action in eastern ukraine continuing despite a ceasefire put forward by the country's president on the ground the army and government activists have accused each other of breaking the truce the ceasefire is part of a fifteen point peace plan which includes anonymously for those who agree to lay down their arms and haven't committed crimes the creation of a ten kilometer wide buffer zone along the border with russia changes to the constitution to guarantee
a free and safe use of the russian language and decentralization of power as well to the eastern regions early local and parliamentary elections are another one of the plans top pledges to guarantee safety for all negotiating science and saying all violent himself is refusing to hold talks with leaders of the self-proclaimed republics. locals in eastern ukraine say shelling by the ukrainian army continued overnight despite the ceasefire weeks of attacks have left civilian homes in ruins but they would. do we want to this is what i wanted to. get to the southeast. that has changed is that. a mortar shell hit this family's backyard a young mother was killed on the spot her five year old son was taken to hospital with multiple head wounds doctors fought for his life for five hours but he died on
the operating table locks the body a senior lecturer in international relations and security studies at moscow state university believes president poroshenko peace plan is more like an ultimatum. peace by definition is negotiated and poor shango has already declared that there will be no negotiation with the political. brown in the eastern ukraine so this is not a peace plan this is an ultimatum a demand for the unconditional surrender under a promise of extermination as well this decentralization is not clearly defined but what we have seen so far is that only includes a local executive committees that governors would still have the right to be overruled and appointed by kiev if this declaration of a ceasefire is merely a p.r. move by the poor janko regime in the run up it's not
a surprise that the declared ceasefire ends on the very day that poroshenko was supposed to sign the e.u. association agreement months of military action has forced tens of thousands to flee to neighboring russia hundreds queue at the border seeking shelter in refugee camps you can hear some of their stories on our t.v. dot com. meet the world's most expensive weapon their four hundred billion dollar f. thirty five an aircraft whose price tag just went even higher thanks to additional funding plagued by delays must've cost overruns and bloating red tape that jets left even its top boxers somewhat underwhelmed and to cover the price the plane's not being tied to foreign buyers artie's port has more. the f. thirty five stealth fighter jet is the crime to look ram of military planes. and the pentagon's most expensive conventional weapons program it's a game changer the f.
thirty five fighter jet is manufactured by lockheed martin combining state of the art technology with highly advanced avionics and maneuverability the pentagon plans to buy nearly twenty five hundred f. thirty five c. but delays and cost increases have left u.s. lawmakers frustrated over the three hundred eighty five billion dollar price tag and that's where america's allies come in. lockheed martin has turned to international partners at least eight foreign contracts are on the table but none have a final price tag so far canada's latest calculations have only proved that the cost will be at least ten billion dollars higher than expected experts suggest f. thirty five are something of a gamble for everyone involved there's never been anything anywhere near as expensive and the entire process is one in which the costs can only go. the other problem is that the more they spend in the more the united states and the
manufacturer and now a whole bunch of other countries become invested more they have to go ahead in any of these countries that want to tell you feel that they have no choice boosting demand from foreign investors is believed to be essential for the pentagon and lockheed martin why because the more f. thirty five are produced the cheaper each jet is to build and maintain her in a porsche nine party. the f. thirty five suffered one setback after another in the most recent case the entire fleet was grounded and testing suspended after one of the planes suffered under oil leak but the engines are not the only area this aircraft is experiencing problems in in fact as you're about to see the plane has been suffering well documented crocks from head to tail the pentagon even stopped it from flying within forty kilometers of a thunderstorm might have fears its fuel tank could explode if struck by lightning we spoke to the man who helped design the iconic f.
sixteen and a ten aircraft and he had little good to say about this the f. thirty five it's one of the worst airplanes we've ever designed. for a lot of reasons but the most important reason is that it was compromised by having to do three different jobs you can never make a good airplane if you don't focus on a single drop a single mission and then they made it even worse by saying that we saved money by giving it up among three services so now you have three missions pulling the airplane in different directions now you have three services three bureaucracies adding their parochial point of view to the airplane was a complete mess and mind you this is the most expensive single project that the that the defense department has ever undertaken. distain for a promo campaign coming up the u.s. offers hard cash for ideas and hard to gain support for its trade agreement with
europe but gets only a stream of sarcasm and condemnation as well. the ugly side of the beautiful game later we sort fact from fiction surrounding the infamous we're going to. football. thousands of britons are marching on parliament demanding the government rein in its wave of cuts among the protesters are politicians celebrities and union leaders all upset with the blanket austerity imposed by. reports from among the crowd. well beyond he'll start the protesters making their way to central london at the moment you take a look behind me you can see the crowds that it turns out and the use of full and tell you for a bit of a very serious message from those he taken to london please now the people he gathered today protesting against government cars and if you take a look at some of the signs there's a whole range to this he's everything from education good job to the i don't know
what they really are asking for to look outside of tools that are actually going real crimes look for the u.k. child being tools that i'm good at people here say that they see that reflected in their living standards and out of they want to see they know why they're on our take or stop in the crowd was and james was a member but he wasn't i'm going to try to make sense of exactly what the hot seat today is all about the longest for a living son this is queen victoria's on the throne in the eighty seven seas over a million workers driven into poverty since the quake had come and live in where you have an army of zero. people stripped she joked you would see this also to finish the fight for a living wage fight for housing five voices rights to fight for public ownership of the banks to tax justice against tax avoidance and so on and that's really at the heart of this was the government will say the economy has been only up that has been improving but a lot of people here say that they've seen as
a result of the cuts that have been voted to boost the economy the living standards of for the so those are the stories you're going to hit today as people have taken to the street as central london to protest against the star it's a. penny more news coming up after a short break stay with us. eugenics was huge and it vulgarized darwin science punishment for an uncommitted crying i was sterilized to learn to believe in eighty feebleminded still today for the few i don't know why. but i still don't know why genetic improvement through forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology don't stop at just sterilizing yet not going to now go to the point of death. for years rarely discussed. till now really rather not talk about that right.
before the. economic ups and downs in the final months they belong to the old sang i and the rest because i think the taking will be everything on me. sixteen minutes into the hour welcome back if you can convince them just offer a cold hard cash that's what the us government is doing offering large rewards to anyone who can come up with ways of promoting popular trade pact with europe but
the campaign house and worked out quite as planned peter all of our expense. the united states has been accused of a cynical propaganda campaign after a tweet originated from its embassy just behind me here. this tweet was with regard to the transatlantic trade and investment partnership between europe and the united states now the tweet was offering up to twenty thousand u.s. dollars for any project people could come up that would protect the treat deal in a good light snow it has come in for some scathing criticism from people here in europe mostly because of worries over a decrease in standards the standards for products in europe are far higher than they are in the united states also on workers' rights as well now this is seen environmentalist environmentalists trade unions and health campaign is all railing against this trade deal to put that into perspective of the public opinion here in
europe when it comes to the environment ninety six percent of germans say they have faith in european environmental regulation well only two percent believe in regulations inforced in the united states has also been controversy surrounding genetically modified foods not liked here in europe people have demonstrated against them however there is concern that because of u.s. labeling laws they could inadvertently become into the european markets so all of these things the same criticism all this well it's kind of they have come in for far more criticism online because of this. the investment partnership deal comes with plenty of bulls promises trade barriers would disappear along with any regulatory differences between the u.s. and the e.u. predicted bush to run two hundred fifty billion dollars or so to american europe's
collective g.d.p. would expand both economies but critics say all this comes at too high a price. corporations would use the agreement well to gain too much power over governments and the taxpayers would end up footing the bill for anything that goes wrong the sheer size of the new trade zone and the lack of transparency would make it much harder to hold companies to a con for breaching regime relations michael shank of the washington based friends committee on national legislation believes it's a step backwards while it's good for investors it's bad for health it's bad for the environment it's bad for labor and it's bad for regulations that countries and states have worked for decades to institute so those are some of the biggest concerns and what it says to russia what it says to china with the t.p. is that we don't want you a part of this conversation and in this very globalized interconnected world particularly on trade. u.s. and e.u. are ready so we're doing t.j. it's not really about removing trade barriers because the tariffs are quite low
it's about saying to the rest of the world we have this partnership it's exclusive and you're not going to be a part of it. on our t. taught com right now we're looking at how environmental groups have been responding to a surprising allegation from the head of nato greenpeace didn't mention its words in reacting to chief moose's claim that it's taking orders from the kremlin as part of a plot to subvert the government's find out exactly just what was said on a website. also there japan may have failed to score during their latest world cup match but their fans have left a lasting impression on brazil by keeping the stadium. get the full story r.t. dot com is always. well compared to the japanese found you just saw there the reputation of russian supporters couldn't be low or they reportedly displayed neil not. opening world cup match in brazil some of speculated this could lead to the national team being deducted points by our. investigators the origins
of russian football hooliganism and what it's like not. showing support for your team in russia could mean this this. or this. book although in one thousand nine hundred eighty when spotlight was playing cisco in moscow we had a huge fight right blue warriors came up against us there was more than eight hundred people involved in a brawl but you know and that is just one of the fights i see described now a retired hooligan he says fan culture has changed massively russia stood if you a stereotype of an english football hooligan or an italian ultras is no longer applied to us we went our own way now there are no loud criminal cases against huge guns compared to the ninety's back in the soviet days football was considered one
of the nation's prides history's best goalkeeper left us and the team which won the first ever european championship and the police there are of revolutionary managers with the break up of the soviet union football just as many other spheres of life suffered a major setback it may be a coincidence but along with these problems came in isn't. it's still unclear what caused this surge in violence but in recent years russian hooligans have remained visible from violent pitch invasion. and racist incidents involving swastikas in the stands near nazi views and as you know phobia are among the most debated issues back in twenty ten one of fan was killed during fighting in moscow that escalated into ethnic violence thousands of ultras made themselves heard right outside the walls of the kremlin. look at officer politically motivated people have always been close to find groups not only have a propaganda is the cult of violence but they explained why this violence was needed that's why i know c.v.s. are popular there because force and violence are the basis of naziism and fascism
but former hooligan and founder of russia's largest fan movement to market than i have believes the issue is often blown up in the press and problems are usually solved even before they appear. who spearheaded events at the my down in ukraine some of them are in the national guard now so potentially this is a very dangerous part of society but our role for it is a pursuing a very clever strategy with who live in communities so there's no danger from the in russia these fights happen every weekend but no one knows if they happen out of town in forests and strictly upon agreement on. the twenty thirteen movie tells the story of a firm of hooligans consisting partially of white collar workers where death and destruction rubbed shoulders with love and friendship one of its characters keeps asking the question why do you fight the days but with all of. the movies slogan is we can not change real life has proven they can insist of
a cd it's just a matter of whether the rest of the world will be happy with this evolution of the russian fan culture when the country hosts the next world cup in twenty eight. let's see moscow. moving on seventeen militants have been killed in iraq during infighting between government sunni groups over one million people have been displaced by the insurgency since the start of this year according to the u.n. and that number is only expected to rise as the army tries to push back the advance of an al qaeda offshoot which is of course isis and they want to establish an islamic state spawning several countries and they're already in control of large parts of iraq including the second largest city mosul. it's now in deep closing in on by meanwhile the first three hundred u.s. military advisers promised by washington to aid the iraqi security forces are due to arrive later today but mideast expert joshua landis believes the u.s. is reluctant to push this too far in view of the catastrophic results of the two
thousand and three invasion you can watch the full interview in worlds apart tomorrow here on r.t. but for now this is a taste of. this entire isis episode shows the incredible strategic blunder of president george w. bush in attacking iraq and casting down the cities from the top a society to the bottom destroying the state of iraq which kindled this sectarian struggle the united states is debating today about how much support to give to maliki many people believe that he is too sectarian that if america supports him it will offend sudanese turn send the world against the united states and alienate our support in the gulf therefore they are very reluctant to get in with direct military support they would like to get diplomats on the ground to begin negotiating as they did during the occupation.
on another war torn nation afghanistan's presidential election was supposed to bring about the country's first ever democratic transfer of power over their withdrawal of one of the two remaining candidates after the second round of voting has thrown the capital into turmoil votes are still up being counted but former foreign minister abdullah abdullah who many had expected to win his poll died accusing the government of rigging the ballots hundreds of his supporters took to the streets of kabul blocking roads and announcing the arrival on this riot police were deployed to force the crowd back this reignited ethnic tensions in afghanistan . at least twelve people have been killed by flash floods and mudslides on bulgaria's block seacoast than many others are missing an illusion swept through the resort city of varna in nearby times turning roads into rivers and bringing to and power lines the dawn poor is part of
a storm system that's been churning across southern europe was interning in italy and. our documentary about the dark history of selective breeding is next if you're watching in the u.k. though you're going underground. recently four hundred high level russian officials including duma members were summoned for a three day military training event that would include the use of various different weapons and lectures about state of the russian military the stated objective of all of this was to make the average soldier in the army aware of the patriotic attitudes of those who can order them off to fight in theory this is a good idea but the reality is this kind of reeks that sweet stench of an empty p.r. stunt this is not nearly enough to convince the average drug that the guys in power
care about him as far as i understand it in the military they want to push people to break down their psychology and boot camp so they can make new better tougher more patriotic people and obedient ones as well the sort of cutesy who we can camp will not have any psychological effect these politicians and to be honest i think bureaucrats the world over have it too easy their lives are too comfortable heck all the duma deputies have these nice leather chairs and they have gold watches and assistants and all that stuff i think that if the duma deputies had to suffer through a military hell for one month out of the year the corrupt comfort obsessed weaklings might get squeezed out of the system this training for the elite is a good idea but it needs to be done right and brutal but that's just my opinion. from you to me even from playing into a human. being a good musician trying to play to the global reach for me to write
a suitable human security just because to see that. state. we have been forced to respond. to a point you see here taking control of brazil you will. receive. as if this were to ask you a question of you heard about the story it's usually nick's now you know you know and they didn't. know you know it's the realization program and stories of pasta. you know been out here and what's going on if you heard about the illusion ex-pro where i am or just.